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Recent Charleston reviews

  • Live like a resident south of Broad

    "We spent five days at The Cottage and loved it. Everyone comments that the cottage is immaculate, comfortable, tastefully decorated, and superbly located for sightseeing. And it is. Also quiet, private, and, should you choose, a wonderful place for reflection, reading a book or enjoying a glass of wine. You could even work productively in this space, as the kitchen/dining table makes a good workspace. The king sized bed is firm and felt wonderful after a long day of sightseeing. Heating and cooling are easily adjusted. Natural and artificial lighting is good. The fully-equipped kitchen had everything we needed to prepare breakfasts and simple dinners, including an oven for baking. The Bull Street Market on King St. and Normandy Farms Bakery on Broad were both a pleasant, relatively short walk from the property and provided delicious take-away, wine, fruit and greens, bread, and pastry. There are also restaurants galore, all within walking distance. We have stayed in numerous vacation rentals and this was one of the nicest. Chriss was a gracious host and provided a personalized tour of the first floor of the family’s beautiful, historic main house on the property. All in all, a delightful stay. We definitely felt like temporary residents in a very desirable neighborhood. Highly recommend."
    Guest: Nicole F. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 11, 2015
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  • Nice Home on a Quaint Southern Street

    "The street this is on could not be any more "southern". It is really a thrill just walking in the neighborhood and seeing the old homes. We needed to be in Mount Pleasant and James Island for our stay so this was a great location for that. The house is old but very well kept. The owner Bert was more than accommodating and a pleasure to deal with. I would recommend this home to experience southern living and not have to pay "downtown" prices."
    Guest: Mountaineer Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 30, 2015
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  • Girls weekend

    "Me and my 6 girlfriends stayed at Jacob Rabb house for 3 nights and it was wonderful. The location of the house is fantastic and we enjoyed walking to many different places in Downtown Charleston. Can't wait to go back!!!"
    Guest: Sylv Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 19, 2015
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  • Nice apartment

    "Apartment is close to waterfront, market, grocery, King St...everything! Very clean and modern in a historic building. We did not have a car and didn't need one, although parking is available at the building. The balcony with rocking chairs was nice to be able to sit and have coffee in the morning or a drink at the end of a long day. Two flights of stairs were not a problem for us, although some people might find that difficult. There are several apartments in the building but there was never an issue with noise from any of them. Elizabeth was very easy to work with and was available by text or phone throughout our stay. We had a problem with the internet when we first arrived and she came back to help resolve it. She also gave us early access to the unit and worked with us with our late departure time. One small thing...we wish she took credit cards for payment! We enjoyed our first trip to Charleston and would not hesitate to stay in this apartment again."
    Guest: Suzanne M. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 31, 2014
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Charleston Travel Tips

Experience the true meaning of Southern charm with a trip the Charleston, S.C. This city is an ideal spot to experience exceptional down-home cooking, welcoming hospitality, exciting culture and unique coastal history.

Charleston features an interesting and unique blend of culture and is known for its local art, music and food scenes. No matter what season you visit, there's always something fun happening in the area for both indoor and outdoor lovers.

You can stroll the tree?-lined streets and view the lovely Antebellum architecture, enjoy dinner on the patio of a restaurant and wander through the various shops, museums, galleries and theaters.

Charleston is home to many festivals throughout the year, including the Spoleto Festival USA, a 17-day fest with more than 100 performances by different artists, as well as the Charleston Food and Wine Festival, Charleston Fashion Week and the Holiday Festival of Lights, to name a few.

In 2011, Charleston was named one America's favorite cities by Travel + Leisure, and in 2013 Conde Nast Traveler, was placed at no. 1 in their top 10 best cities list.

Things to Do

- Dock Street Theatre: Experience history with a visit to the Dock Street Theatre, America's first theater. It opened in 1736 and hosted the first opera performance in America, "Flora." Now, this space is home to South Carolina's largest theater company, so be sure to catch a show while you're in town. The theater also hosts different festivals throughout the year and produces more than 120 performances each season.

- Magnolia Plantations and Gardens: Enjoy the Southern climate and get some fresh air at the Magnolia Plantations and Gardens. It opened in 1870 and features a stunning display of flowers and plants throughout. In addition to exploring the flora and fauna, you can check out the nature train or take a boat tour. There's even a petting zoo for the kids.

- The Charleston Museum: After you see America's oldest theater, you can visit America's oldest museum - The Charleston Museum - which was established in 1773. It was partly inspired by the British Museum and displays collections about natural science, ornithology, historical culture and documentary and photographic resources. Learn about the history of the area and how Charleston has developed through time.

- Firefly Distillery: If you enjoy Southern libations, head to the Firefly Distillery for a tasting. It's South Carolina's first and largest distillery and produces Sweet Tea Vodka, Firefly Moonshine and other liquors. Enjoy the Southern hospitality as you sip on the different cocktails and take a tour of the Irvin Vineyards.

- Fort Sumter Tour: Step back in time with a tour of Fort Sumter, the site where the famous shots that started the American Civil War were fired. Departures for the tour start at Liberty Square in downtown Charleston or Patriot's Point in Mount Pleasant. On a 30-minute tour, you'll hear all about the history of Fort Sumter, events that lead to the war and facts about the area. The fort also houses an informative museum with historic artifacts.

Shopping and Dining

- Poogan's Porch: This Victorian mansion-turned-restaurant was voted as having the best grits in the Lowcountry, so you can be sure you'll dine on amazing Southern cooking at Poogan's Porch. It was named after the dog of the home's previous owners. Poogan's Porch is known for its signature buttermilk fried chicken, she-crab soup and homemade buttermilk biscuits and sausage gravy.

- Hank's Seafood: Seafood is a must when dining in Charleston and a trip to Hank's Seafood fits the bill. The menu features classic Charleston fish house favorites with a blend of traditional seafood plates and Lowcountry dishes - all with a contemporary flare. Enjoy the laid-back, charming ambiance as you feast on Lowcountry bouillabaisse and she-crab soup, oysters casino, shellfish cocktail with loverster, Charleston oyster stew or Hank's signature pan-fried crab cakes.

- Charleston Historic Market: Do a bit of shopping as you stroll through the Charleston Historic Market, a hub of activity in the city. The Greek Revival-style Market Hall houses the Daughters of the Confederacy museum, and behind it, there are a variety of vendor sheds where you can peruse clothing, jewelry, souvenirs, artwork, crafts and goods. Pick up some souvenirs to remember your trip, then take a carriage ride through the city's back streets starting and ending right in the market.

- Toast: Brunch is a favorite meal of many, and you can feast at one of Charleston's best at toast. With bottomless mimosas and a tasty menu, this is the perfect place to get your day started right. Choose from French toast, eggs, omelets, surf and turf and much more.

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